Professor Furedi earned a B.A. in Political Science at McGill University, as well as an M.A. in African Politics and Ph.D. in Research at SOAS (University of London).  A leading figure in the study of societal responses to risk and uncertainty, he is the author 17 books that have been translated into 13 languages, including Culture of Fear (2002); Politics of Fear: Beyond Left and Right (2005); and, most recently, Populism and the European Culture Wars: The Conflict of Values between Hungary and the E.U. (2017).

Furedi is a regular commentator on radio and television programs around the world. He has appeared on Newsnight, Sky News and BBC News, Radio Four’s Today programme, and a variety of other radio television shows. Internationally, he has been interviewed by the media in Australia, Canada, the United States, Poland, Holland, Belgium, Brazil, and Germany. His articles have been published in New Scientist, the Guardian, the Independent, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, spiked, the Times Literary Supplement, and Harvard Business Review, among many others.